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In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.

In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.
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Mohegan Lake, NY

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In Papa’s Basement was originally built as a dumping ground for the mp3s of my radio show Papa’s Basement (which I’ve purposefully kept on a public access channel because I loved Wayne’s World as a kid. Not because radio is in the toilet and I’m busting my hump to break into a dying industry. Cough.) After a friend of mine said that the site looked like crap, was impossible to navigate and that I’d die broke and alone, I decided to add blogs and pictures to spite her.

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Episodes

Brandon Jones’s Parents Are Mighty Racist — Papa’s Basement 550

12/14/2017
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The Internet's feel-good story of the week, bullied Brandon Jones being embraced by the online community, took its inevitable nosedive when it was revealed Brandon's parents had white power ties. We give you the details that have come to light because, if we can't celebrate the 48-hour rise and fall of a poor, scarred kid, what's this show for, anyhow? We also mention our homeland, Northern VA, landing on the national news map for a second week in a row due to a man freaking out in traffic,...

Duration: 01:04:47


RIP, August Ames — Papa’s Basement 549

12/7/2017
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Mere days after being harassed on Twitter for a Tweet that some people deemed homophobic, August Ames, a young, beautiful adult star, took her own life. It's a tragedy on countless levels, all of which we explore on the latest episode of the Papa's Basement Show. On top of that, we tackle a tragedy of almost equal magnitude, the installation of tolls on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia. And we cap things off with a review of Jim Carrey's new Netflix feature, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,...

Duration: 00:54:11


The Prodigal Lingebach Returns — Podcast Episode 548

11/26/2017
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Fans of the show are well aware of the saga that played out with Chris Lingebach a few months ago (you can catch up with everything here). Well, comedian Brendan Cooney, a mutual friend, snuck Chris in studio for an attempt at on-air reconciliation. What follows is 90 minutes of two men that will either kill each other or kiss. Enjoy. Follow this episode's cast on Twitter! John Papageorgiou - @PapasBasement Pete Maybe - @PeteMaybe Travis Dorward - @TravisDorward Brendan Cooney -...

Duration: 01:28:37


Louis C.K. In Studio! — Papa’s Basement 547

11/13/2017
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...in spirit! In studio in spirit. There, now that you've clicked AND I'm legally off the hook, I hope you enjoy the episode. Producer Pete revisits his bombshell revelation from last week's episode (that Kevin Spacey hounded him for play for years. He actually did, this isn't like the Louis lie), we discuss the accusations facing Louis C.K. and why some of us will be able to possibly enjoy his comedy in the future while some of us won't (guest comedian Christine O'Dea does a great job on...

Duration: 01:08:21


Pete’s Celebrity Bombshell — Episode 546

11/2/2017
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For as long as I've known Pete, he has sat on an incredibly cool morsel of news. It's something I never pressed him to mention on-air because, frankly, it was his business. But, given what's been one of the largest stories in the news this week, I thought it was time that Pete come clean. You see...Pete is friends with Kevin Spacey. This isn't a joke or a bit. Pete legitimately knows and regularly hangs out with Kevin Spacey. If you wanna know how or why, well, you can listen to the damn...

Duration: 01:17:18


MINDHUNTER!!! — Papa’s Basement Show

10/23/2017
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Netflix's latest show (or close to it, they launch five of these damn things a minute), Mindhunter, is an exploration of the FBI's first forays into investigating serial killers. It is incredibly well done, but, damn if some of the dialogue isn't incredibly disgusting. I mean, couldn't they have talked about disemboweling people without the locker room talk?? There are children present! Anyhow, we play some of our favorite filthy clips from the show, I discuss why October 27th, which...

Duration: 01:27:17


Hugh Hefner Dies — Papa’s Basement 544

10/3/2017
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How naive of me to think that Hugh Hefner dying would be the worst thing that happened to this country this week. The Papa's Basement Show mourns the passing of the grand old man of porn, exploring what he meant beyond our first glimpsed breasts. We also debate why modern rap is so unbelievably shitty and if you'd sleep with the world's hottest midget. It's the typical quality smut you've come to expect from us. Enjoy! Click here to listen to the latest episode of Papa's Basement in your...

Duration: 01:02:20


The Juggalos March On Washington — Papa’s Basement 543

9/21/2017
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Fans of the clown-rap (Christ, that's a genre) group the Insane Clown Posse are known as "Juggalos." In 2011, the Juggalos were somehow branded a gang by the FBI, despite being nothing more than a white trash version of Deadheads. To protest the decision, the clown-garbed listeners of this unapologetically crap music descended on our hometown of DC over the weekend to march on Washington. Despite every fiber of my being wishing for it to be a complete shit-show that culminated in an orgy...

Duration: 00:58:09


Paw Paw Fruit In Paw Paw’s Basement — Papa’s Basement 542

9/19/2017
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There isn't a lot of food in this country you can't go out and eat on a whim. Give me 15 minutes, I'll give you a gyro stuffed inside a lobster served on a bed of basmati rice. So imagine the piquing my interest received when I learned of the "paw paw fruit," a delicious treat that supposedly cannot be sold commercially because it spoils too quickly. There are apparently groves of this crap all over the country, including near me. The rub? That the locations of these groves are zealously...

Duration: 01:13:41


13 Reasons Why — Papa’s Basement 541

9/5/2017
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Much like 80% of the adult population, if Netflix has given me a show with which to escape the drudgery of my life via a binge-watch, I will hop on that faster that a cat on a laser pointer (hello, Narcos season three). So imagine my surprise when studio guest Travis Dorward told me about 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show released in March (March!) that somehow got past me. And the plot he described had me riveted: A beautiful high school girl (sold right there), Hannah Baker, kills herself,...

Duration: 01:21:25


Top Comedy Podcast — Papa’s Basement 540

9/1/2017
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We recorded this so long ago that I don't remember its actual content. So, instead, as an SEO experiment, I'm titling the episode "Top Comedy Podcast." So if someone looks for the "top comedy podcast," they might find "Top Comedy Podcast." And now you know that I have neither brains nor looks. Looks like I might need to include a second paragraph to make Google think that "Top Comedy Podcast" is actually a "top comedy podcast." Hey, Google, does this count? Maybe it needs a bit more. Like...

Duration: 00:56:48


Papa’s Basement’s Three Weeks Off — Papa’s Basement 539

8/17/2017
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I'll keep this short and sweet: Despite it being the 10th anniversary of the show (yay, me), a lot of bad breaks occurred that kept us off the air. I discuss everything that has happened with the show in these past few months with friend and consummate radio professional Othman Bouchareb (follow him on Twitter - @OthelloBT) and, hopefully, we make an entertaining episode of it. If you've listened to the show as of late and want to know what the hell has gone on, you won't want to miss this...

Duration: 01:31:41


RIP Jim Vance — Papa’s Basement 538

7/25/2017
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Over the weekend, Jim Vance, a DC-area legend, passed away. Vance was the anchor of the local NBC affiliate's nightly news for nearly 50 years, an unheard of run. I could go on about his accolades, his pedigree and what he meant to everyone in this city, but his former network did a better job of that than I ever could. After 20 or so minutes of our usual harassment of each other to start the show, the Papa's Basement crew (Pete, Chris & Othman) talk Vance's passing, as well as my very...

Duration: 01:41:35


Opie Fired — Papa’s Basement 537

7/17/2017
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Look at this, I'm going to type an episode summary that actually reflects the contents of the episode. Miracles do happen! We start the episode with me disclosing the results of an ancestry test that, when you look at my face, aren't exactly shocking. The show then spends a (possibly painfully) long time going over the firing of Gregg "Opie" Hughes from Sirius-XM, scouring from the airwaves the last remnants of the former Opie & Anthony show from the airwaves. For you people into radio...

Duration: 02:03:31


Goodbye, Springfield’s Rose — Papa’s Basement 536

7/12/2017
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The Wizard of Wad, the Godfather of Grindr, Brian Bolte, is leaving DC. For those of you that don't know Brian, he is friend to countless performers in the DC comedy scene and, most importantly as far as I'm concerned, co-host of Papa's Football Podcast. A genuinely good person (believe me, I live to badmouth, and the worst thing I can say about Brian is he has a head of hair like a Puerto Rican teen's armpit), Pete and I helped send him off in style with the help of a ton of other DC...

Duration: 01:06:30


Ocean City Antics (ft. Jesse Robinson) — Papa’s Basement 535

7/4/2017
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I might (or might not) come up with a witty, extended description for this episode after the sixteen burgers I ate this July 4th make their way lower in my digestive system so they're no longer pressing on my lungs, causing my to breathe like a smoker on his deathbed. It's a good one, though: I took my mom (or did she take me?) to Ocean City, MD for a few, magical summer days at the beach. Things went surprisingly well, actually. But there was more than enough that didn't to keep things...

Duration: 01:24:08


Netflix’s GLOW Ate My Weekend — Papa’s Basement 534

6/27/2017
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I am one of the few people that actually remembers the original "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (or GLOW) from their brief, late-80s cable tv reign. You see, I wanted to watch the WWF. My dad, a Greek immigrant who thought watching men in tights grope each other was "gay" (prove him wrong, science!), would have none of that. And one of the few perks of this country over his sunny homeland was that he could see women semi-dressed on a hundred cable channels. Unwilling to surrender that...

Duration: 01:05:56


Shawn Westfall, Improv King — Papa’s Basement 533

6/19/2017
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In a certain sense, Shawn Westfall is the creative father of the Papa's Basement Show cast. Pete Maybe, Chris Lingebach and I have all studied improv at his Unified Scene Theater in DC. True, we have only studied and performed there for the previous year, so maybe he's more like the "creative guy who is now with your mom because she was waiting to leave your dad once you got to college and he'd just settle for you calling him by his first name and not 'asshole,'" but he still deserves some...

Duration: 01:22:48


Mother Of All Bombs — Papa’s Basement 532

6/12/2017
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After a few weeks of semi-organized chaos, the Papa's Basement show is back to form with one of those episodes where I barely remember what we discussed, just that it was funny as hell. The episode's name is drawn from a great conversation about a certain behavior women need to avoid in the workplace if they ever want to get ahead in their careers, though. So please give the mother of all bombs a listen. Please give a Twitter follow to everyone in today's episode: Pete Maybe, Chris...

Duration: 01:29:23


Chris Lingebach Channels Serene Branson — Papa’s Basement 531

5/31/2017
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I had never heard the story of Serene Branson, a CBS reporter who, apparently, had a mild stroke on-air. Co-host Chris Lingebach introduces me to the clip at the top of the show, then channels Serene's spirit flawlessly for the rest of the episode. Is he drunk? On cold pills? Full of narcotic suppositories? Just determined to spite me? You need to listen and find out! Click here to listen to the latest episode of Papa's Basement in your browser or here to open and listen in iTunes (you can...

Duration: 00:51:11

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